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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

…Verve Preview: Happy Hello

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Hello again, Verve fans!  In just a few days Verve Stamps will be releasing a plethora of new stamp sets, and the Divas will be showcasing a new set every day from today until Thursday, August 19th.  You can find a list of participating Divas each day at the Verve Blog.  These amazing sets will be released on August 20th after our Release Chat at the Verve Forum.

Today we are showcasing two sets; “Happy Hello” and “Kind Words”…I’m using “Happy Hello” for my preview today.  This 17-piece stamp boasts of 11 sentiments, circular and square frames, and smaller circular and square accessories.  I wanted to keep the layout simple, so I used the Got Sketch #101 challenge from the Got Sketch Blog.  I pierced the edges of the large White Cardstock panel using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, then stamped the square frame onto several pieces of patterned paper from Stampin’ Up’s Walk In The Park Designer Series Paper pack.  Each square was cut and attached to the white panel using Dimensionals.  I stamped one of the sentiments twice in Black Ink onto a scrap piece of Coral Cardstock, then added the smaller square images above them.  I used the Slit Punch to create scallops on a scrap piece of Black Cardstock, then stitched the scallops across the sentiment panel with white thread.  As an embellishment, I created a flower using MFT’s Flower and Leaf Trio Die, then added a White Button with Black Hemp to it using a Mini Glue Dot.  After adding a few Rhinestones and tons of Dimensionals the card was complete.

Now let’s see what the other Divas have up their sleeves using this same set:

How would you like to win this set?  Be sure to leave a comment back at the Verve Blog each day during the previews.  One lucky commenter will be randomly chosen from the official sneak peek posts to win the set(s) being peeked that day. Deadline for comments is 6pm EST Friday, August 20.

That’s it for me today!  Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow with another Verve August Preview for Verve Day Thursday!  Until then…

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92 comments:

Margaret de Witt said...

Very pretty card Mercy and great use of the sketch

Sian said...

Great card.

Susan said...

Really Sweet! All that paper piercing must take a lot of time!

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Very pretty card and love the color combination!!

Tina said...

Cute as can be.

Mary (Happy Now) said...

Soft and stunning!

Bogner's said...

Love the sentiment. Very fabulous card!

Katie Cotton said...

this is beautiful!

Mirabelka said...

gorgeous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Mercy - LOVE your color choices with this layout!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Awesome card, Mercy! Great job on that fun sketch!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Pretty card Mercy! I like the color palette and layout!

mycardz said...

Oooooooo, this is so very cool! I love this design ~ you did an awesome job! I think I need to visit Verve - haven't shopped over there for awhile! My stamping budget is soooooooo blown after CHA!! Eeeeeek! :) hugz, Mary

scrappingnana said...

Great card. Love the sentiment.TFS

the whimsical butterfly said...

FLIPPIN" AMAZING!!! I'd have ran for the hills w/ that sketch (you know how I feel about shapes, LOL!) but not you-YOU ROCKED this into next YEAR, girl. Holy cow it's amazing! I know I already said that! But it REALLY is!!!

Creative Char said...

FAB card! Love the design!

Wanda Cullen said...

Beautiful card! Love your inchies in the layout!

Lorie said...

So fresh and pretty!

Chrissy D said...

SOOO cute!!! Love the use of those retired papers! Way to use your scraps.

Shannan Teubner said...

This is just fabulous, Mercy!! You're amazing, sistah!

Wendy said...

Ohhh...lovely sketch and wonderful stamps!!! Lovely work!!!

Maureen said...

oh, Mercy!!! Love the graphic look of this and what you did with that square stamp!!!

Janine said...

Great card - when I try cards like this it never works but yours really does.

marilynwillauer said...

Neat layout, like it alot. Like the color choices!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Queen Mary said...

Beautiful card Mercy!

Julie E said...

So nice - simple works for me any day!

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

oh hello!!! LOVE this layout and the color combo has me gasping for air over here lol no truly Mercy, this is a fantastic card!!! Love it!!!

Barbie D. said...

Beautiful card love the layout.

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of the sketch!! Love the DPs. Great card.

Tweezy Girl said...

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME

Thats So kool!!!!!!

Amy D said...

Love the layout and the soft colors you picked to used. Love it.

Ravengirl said...

That is ca-ute! Love that sketch and fun that you pulled out some retired SU dp!

Kristina said...

GOR-GEOUS! This may be an all-time favorite of yours for me. :) I love everything about it! What a fabulous way to showcase so great Verve goodness!

Wendy Space said...

What an adorable card!!

Jackie said...

This is so pretty! I love this, what a great way to show case these stamp sets!

Regina said...

Wow - what a neat sketch - and you rocked it! Love the layout of the different DP's - seems like those frames will be so handy. And the colors you used, the paper-piercing, the flower with button and hemp, the scallops, the rhinestones - soooo cute!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a wonderful use of the set and I love the color combo you chose! Great card!!

Maya said...

What a pretty card. I love paper piercing, it looks great :)

Dani said...

This is such a lovely card!! Wonderful!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

So sweet, Mercy! Just love this!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh so cool, Mercy! Love what you did with that sketch! Gorgeous!

craftymom205 said...

Greta card.

readysetlove said...

the tiffany blue and pink combo is perfect!!

Heather said...

This card stopped me dead in my tracks. It is gorgeous and so completely different from what anyone else did with this set. I love it!

Deconstructing Jen said...

This is gorgeous Mercy... I love that sketch and your take on it is FABULOUS!

Lillian Child said...

You had me at "hello" ! Terrific card creation, Mercy!

Billie A said...

Great card love the squares and the words are wonderful.

Patty from FL said...

Great card, Mercy! Love the color combination.

PatS said...

Love the mix and match of your papers! Great card.

Linda Carson said...

Very pretty! Love the colors you chose!

Creative Mish said...

Beautiful color scheme! I love the clean feel of it. Beautiful!

Sandra said...

very cool!
Sandra

TinaH said...

Very nice - thanks for the chance to win!

KB said...

great work - true perfection

Vickie Z said...

Love the different take using the same stamp set... those squares are perfect!!

Pam said...

Great card. Great design. Great work.

annesatx said...

Lovely card and great take on the sketch!

Tracy said...

What a funky cute card - Love it!

KanataNewf said...

Gorgeous - love the take on the sketch!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

I love what you did with the sketch!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Mercy, this sketch is just super fantastic!! And the papers and colors you used with these Verve images are Fabulous!! I ADORE this card!!! Seriously!! I ADORE IT!!!!!

joy said...

Great design, wonderful colors and perfect execution! Amazing card.

Terri E. said...

This is a fun set! Love the sentiment set.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

annheidel said...

Cute card - love the papers!

MarvA1ix said...

Hello to you too. Your cards are great, and the sentiments are wonderful. Can't wait for Friday :)

Janelle said...

Okay, have to comment on this card too. LOVE IT! The Verve sentiment and elements were made for the sketch. It's an adorable, great card.

Julia said...

Ohh those square frames are too cute...love the layout and your piercing is awesome.

Maureen Merritt said...

I love the sketch and what you've done with it :)

Mary B said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for reminding me of a way to use those very small scraps of patterned paper!

Detra said...

Very cute card. You do great work. tfs.

Janet L. said...

Great card! I like the way you used up some of your leftover pieces of pretty paper.

TannyP said...

Well hello to you to! This is lovely!

Pattie said...

great card - I love the new stamps!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Love the sketch and the papers!! Gorgeous card!!

silvia said...

Fabulous "hello" card!!

Jen P said...

Great card - love the Hello stamp!

Giovana said...

Lovely card!! Great way to use all the scraps!

Kay said...

Scraps.....oh yes lots of scraps! Beautiful job on you card.

Yvonne said...

Very pretty!

Lea L. said...

Beautiful card! I love the fun design with the small squares!!

Ceal said...

Adorable card! love the layout how fun!

Marsha said...

Love the layout. Very cute.

Kathy said...

Great layout. Love the graphic feel to this card.

Ola said...

Absolutely beautiful.... love the paper piecing!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

kim.mom said...

SUPER CUTE!!

jennifer mitten said...

Gorgeous card!

pammy jo said...

i love this sketch! the papers you chose work beautifully - thanks for the inspiration!!

Gretchen said...

Ooo fun layout and awesome card Mercy!

Jodi said...

Beautiful card and what a fun sketch!

Nicole said...

Super cute, and what a great use for scraps!!

Tangii said...

Everything about this card is just perfect! The layout, the colors and the images... thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Pam Varnell said...

This card came together so pretty. I love you intricate sewing on all those small panels. I'm sure that was a pain but the end result is fabulous. Gorgeous card sweetie.